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Student Protesters Speak Out About Abortion

Student Protesters Speak Out About Abortion

Alicia Narum and Lilly Wall May 18, 2022

At 11 a.m on Tuesday, students joined Lawrence High School [LHS] to voice their opinions about abortion, in two different student-led protests. Earlier this month, a leaked Supreme Court draft showed...

People gather outside of district office to protest possible library staff cuts.

NEWS BRIEF: Board Meeting on March 28

Allison Mayhew and Natasha Torkzaban March 29, 2022

Yesterday, the USD 497 Board of Education decided to cut two library media specialists and implement $6.4 million worth of other budget cuts. The new proposal will instead cut only two certified library...

NEWS BRIEF: New Principal

NEWS BRIEF: New Principal

Natasha Torkzaban and Allison Mayhew March 28, 2022

The district has selected Amy McAnarney as Free State High School’s new head principal, after a month-long search. McAnarney’s contract is effective July 1. She is the first female head principal of...

The CDC Implements New Guidelines for Wearing Masks Indoors

Olivia Nagel February 26, 2022

On Friday, Feb. 25 the Center for Disease Control announced new guidelines for positive cases and mask wearing.  People living in low or medium risk areas are now recommended to choose if they would...

PHOTO GALLERY: Free State vs. LHS Basketball Game

Addison Driscoll and Ember Klein February 26, 2022

Update: boys' basketball won 59-47 girls' basketball lost 20-59 With the all-time record being even, the stakes are up for this year’s basketball City Showdown. Twenty-one wins for both teams,...

Limit on Learning

Limit on Learning

  It started with signs posted in December banning food and drinks from the Learning Stairs. Now, students can no longer use them at all.  Freshman Isabel Miller, who frequently used the...

The Origin of Free State’s name

Allison Mayhew February 23, 2022

Once the center of Kansas’s anti-slavery movement, Lawrence now honors its history through Free State High School’s namesake. The movement in Lawrence is separated from other anti-slavery...

Graber Announces Retirement

Graber Announces Retirement

Isis Norris, Alicia Narum, and Natasha Torkzaban February 21, 2022

After a 47-year education career, Principal Myron Graber announced his retirement this week.  “It's time to enjoy some other parts of life,” Graber said. Working across smaller towns in Kansas...

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